The early Christians were often described as the people of the Way. Ever since Abraham set out from Ur on his journey with God, walking in faith has played an important role in Christian imagination. This month Christian Rowntree will introduce us to the pilgrimage of the Labyrinth.
A labyrinth is an ancient and archetypal symbol related to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path that we can walk. It’s a physical metaphor for life’s journey, the journey each of us makes to our deepest self and back out again out into the world, usually with a renewed understanding. When walking a maze, you make decisions at each turn. A labyrinth offers only one choice. Will I enter or not?